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Theirs is a strange relationship--they know so little about each other--but somehow it's okay, as though knowledge would throw a spanner in the works.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | Ed/Alfons | action | drama | sweet


Two things were constant in his life: His brother and blood.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | action | blood | Ed/48


This really was turning out to be a day of surprises, thought Roy.

rated:K-L-V | S+S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: up to ch 35-ish | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | Ed/Roy | action | humor | UST


It hurt, somehow, to know that there was no one now who could see past the mask if he didn't want them to.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | DF: ep 28 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | action | angst | drama | mystery


"You'd be dangerous if you ever figured out what you wanted, Fullmetal."

rated:K-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 15 | Alphonse Elric | Maes Hughes | Ed/Roy | action | drama | love-hate | 2006 New Pairing


"Stop that," he snapped, flicking the tap on. "Change into something a little more appropriate. You're not him, brother."

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | action | angst | drama | humor | Al/Ed


Living dangerously had its perks.

rated:K-V | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Frank Archer | action | drama


An alchemical reaction of the most ancient kind: sitting down to eat as though filling the stomach could replace the gap in one's heart.

rated:K-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | DF: ep 30 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | action | angst | drama | intense | ref. noncon | 354th FG HQ


There was no question that the very act of living in this world was to be in exile.

rated:M-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Ed/Scar | action | angst | drama | introspective


He just carries himself with a certain atmosphere, one that feels like splinters of buildings falling off walls and landing broken or the smell of roasted flesh.

rated:G-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | action | dark | drama | introspective


And while he didn't know the Niisan that had been to hell and back again with a grin on his face, he knew his Niisan, and he knew that prison was not at all where he belonged.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 43 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | action | angst | prisonfic


Ed was not fond of criminals who learned.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Shambhala | Ed/Roy | action


"I'm not being forced out of another home. They won't be here long, and it's not like they'll be looking for us."

rated:K | M+F S×S | Fullmetal | Riza/Roy | action | drama | Al/Ed


They would bow, they would drop into a fighting stand and extend their swords, there would be the shout of en garde. And then she would take him down.

rated:K-V | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 105 | DF: ch 105 | King Bradley | Olivia Mira Armstrong | action | drama | redux | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


"You'll be up against the wall before you know it, Mustang, right where you belong, eating the bullets of a firing squad for breakfast."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Roy Mustang | action | angst | politics


"They're human chimeras, Mr. Elric. Children, primarily, and they're violent."

rated:M-L-V | S×S | Shambhala | Ed/Roy | action | hurt-comfort


"We don't know for sure." Ed rested his chin on his metal arm, gazing unseeingly out the window. "But people go in there, and they don't come out."

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | action | drugs


"Just who're you calling..." Edward's voice stuttered to a halt as he saw where the man was pointing. "...short?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Gundam Wing | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | action | drama | 354th FG HQ


Roy had been among the rebels for weeks now, and he'd learned very early on that these men were dangerous, very dangerous.

rated:M-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | TWT | Ed/Roy | action | dark | drama | noncon | Ed/OC


It wasn't easy to imagine how he had been mistaken, because Al could swear that even from a distance, a hanged man looked very different from a tent post.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 17 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | Winry Rockbell | action | angst | drama


"Apparently their mother never cautioned them to stay away from strangers with cars."

rated:M-L-V | M×F S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 01 | action | age difference | angst | bondage | noncon | torture | Greed/Various | humiliation


"How old are you?" The answer was on the wanted posters, of course, but he wanted to check.

rated:M-L | S×S | Alt Universe | action | drama | Various


It was so easy to forget how uneven alchemy made a fight. No ordinary guy ever had a chance.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Heymans Breda | action | drama


After all, Edward needed her help in catching the syndicate known as 'Soldiers'.

rated:G | M+F | Alt Universe | alt-timeline | Al/Winry | action | drama | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Reprint


He knew, as he had never known before, his own body; the strength and flexibility in every limb, every joint, every bone.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | action | angst | death


Rule number one: no one knows about us. Rule number two: I will continue to take other lovers to keep up appearances. Rule number three: no commitment. I thought it would be best to keep this quiet so I wouldn't look like a damn pedophile.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Alt Universe | post-series | DF: ep 43 | Alphonse Elric | Maes Hughes | Ed/Roy | action | romance | politics | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


Ed woke up slowly, and wished he hadn't.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | action | drama | noncon | tentacles | torture


Elysia glanced once more around the room. In her head, there were echoes, snatches of conversations, voices from people long gone, long dead. There were ghosts in this room.

rated:K-L-V | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | Ed/Roy | action | drama | romance | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


Sometimes it was easy to forget she was a conscript. Other times, it was impossible.

rated:M-L-V | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | action | torture | politics


Brother deserves better than to always walk alone. And you deserve better than to quietly freeze in the dark, regretting things left untested.

rated:K-L-S-V | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 49+ | DF: movie | Alphonse Elric | Van Hohenheim | Ed/Roy | action | drama | romance | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


When night fell in Ishvar, night vision or no vision, flares or no flares, there was nothing you wanted to do less than draw attention to yourself.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Jean Havoc | action | drama | gore


He was a version of his brother if he'd grown up, but fainter, as though he'd been diluted in the bright light of the Gate.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | 2006 Action-Adventure | Van Hohenheim | Ed/Alfons | action | drama


It was beautiful, this pre-industrial world, with its white snows and ever-visible rainbows and the dazzling night sky. But it was also dreadful, seething with ignorance and man-made horrors.

rated:G | GEN | Alt Universe | Honorable Mention | action | angst | drama | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Reprint